APS 23rd Annual Convention (2011)

Miracle Fruit and Flavor: An Experiment Performed at APS 2010

The results are in! At Convention last year APS Past-President Linda Bartoshuk led a miracle fruit experiment with the audience during the Presidential Symposium in Boston, MA. Audience members tasted ‘miracle fruit,’ a freeze-dried West African berry, that changed the way they tasted fruit they ate afterwards. Bartoshuk shared the More

The Many Faces of Network Analysis

Psychometrist Denny Borsboom from the University of Amsterdam kicked off the program talking about networks he and his team generated using categories from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. In addition to creating networks that show how symptoms from different mental disorders are connected, Borsboom has also developed More

Men’s Learning About Women’s Sexual Interest

My name is Teresa A. Treat from the University of Iowa and I presented my research at the APS 23rd Annual Convention in Washington, DC. This study examines learning processes in young men regarding women’s sexual-interest cues under probabilistic feedback conditions. The conditions established were more characteristic of “real-world” social-learning More

Broadband Social Cognition

The presidential symposium at the APS 23rd Annual Convention challenged four scientists to give modern scientific support to Aristotle’s ancient saying: “Man is by nature a social animal.” “Twenty-three hundred years later we have a science of all this,” said APS President and symposium chair Mahzarin Banaji of Harvard, upon More